The charm of Italy concealed in the heart of Majella National Park
Less than 10 km from Sulmona, the town of Pacentro offers a naturalistic, historical, and cultural heritage of great value surrounded by the imposing frame of Majella National Park.
The town, surrounded by the luxuriant green vegetation and by the blue sky against which the imposing towers of its Castle stand out, is a jewel made of white stone and mortar. Within this unique scenery, ancient rites still survive in the local events and folklore, as well as the genuine tastes of the farming tradition and the knowledge marked by the deep relationship between man and nature. One of the "Most Beautiful Towns in Italy" awaits you for a journey in the tangle of its centuries-old alleys.
In all the seasons of the year, the Park offers the visitor a changeable setting of extraordinary beauty.
Late spring is the season of blooming and, together with autumn, the best period to visit towns and hermitages. Summer is the best season to go along the trails. October will enchant you with the thousands colors of the beech trees and leads to winter which, with its white blanket, makes the landscape particularly charming.
The diversity of the environments, the richness of nature, the evidences left by the human presence make Majella the ideal place to go hiking, an activity giving the visitor the opportunity to discover the most concealed aspects of the area.
The itineraries for trekking-lovers are sometimes long and tiring; those mainly developing in the high mountains are less tiring but nevertheless demanding, both for the climatic conditions and the orienteering difficulties. Therefore, it is recommended not to abandon the trails marked by the Park and to rely on the experience of qualified staff both to obtain information and to be guided during your tours.
The entrance to the Park is free.